Star_Trek_ongoing_issue_13_cover_AExploring the Star Trek Universe through comics. Spanning four decades reviewing the newest stories & those from the comic archives.

Welcome to Issue 14 of the Holodeck. This week we make the announcement that Dave is joining the Holodeck as an ongoing co-host, we discuss Michael becoming a Rear Admiral & Sina gets a new name…

This week Sina, Michael and Dave continue the IDW ongoing Star Trek comic review by looking at “The Red Shirt Tale” and “Keenser’s Story”.

Star_Trek_ongoing_issue_14_cover_A“The Red Shirt Tale” offers a new look on the role of security aboard a Starship while focusing on “Cupcake” from the 2009 film and a retelling of “The Apple” from the original series. In “Keenser’s Story” we find out how Scotty’s friend joined Starfleet and how the two became friends and learn that size does matter!

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Issue 14: IDW Ongoing Star Trek #13: The Red Shirts Tale

IDW – Star Trek Ongoing: The Red Shirts Tale

Details: Publisher: IDW September 2012

Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Stephen Molnar
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Colourist: John Rauch
Cover artist: Tim Bradstreet
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Our Thoughts: We all enjoyed this story of Hendorff. This story brought back the credibility of the “Red Shirts” in the Star Trek universe. The story is well written and using “The Apple” as the background of the story was genius and the subtle differences between the two universes was interesting to see. While we disagreed about some aspects of the art we all agreed that it was well drawn with some great backgrounds.

The Final Verdict: A great story that we recommend that you all pick this up and give it a read.

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Star_Trek_ongoing_issue_14_cover_AIssue 14: IDW Ongoing Star Trek #14: Keener’s Tale

IDW – Star Trek Ongoing: Keenser’s Tale

Details: Publisher: IDW October 2012

Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Stephen Molnar
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Colourist: JohnRauch
Cover artist: Tim Bradstreet
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Our Thoughts: This was a very good story We found out so much more about Keenser than we ever did in the 2009 film. Some great flashbacks to Kirk’s Father as well as seeing the Kelvin before the events of the film. Again the art split the camp over likenesses but we all agreed that backgrounds & details were very good.

The Final Verdict: A great origin story.